​News Headlines Dec 14, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 14, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

 Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch




N135.6bn virement: Afenifere, YCE, others knock N’Assembly, say lawmakers insensitive
Gunmen attack Magu’s home, kill policeman
PUNCH wins Newspaper of the Year, Aboderin honoured at NMMA
Tanker explosion destroys 21 vehicles, motorcycles
Civil servant to forfeit 86 vehicles, four houses to FG
Yoruba PDP caucus attacks Wike over anti-Obasanjo comment
Osinbajo performing, I can’t be Buhari’s running mate –Tinubu
Warder kills fake kidnapper in Lagos court
Police nab three herdsmen with AK-49 rifle
NDA cadets drop uniforms with Fulanimen, disappear –Residents
N135.6bn virement: Afenifere, YCE, others knock N’Assembly, say lawmakers insensitive
Senate summons DMO, GE over $27.9m power project spending
Breach of contract: Court orders Dangote to pay miner N2.6bn
Scarcity: NNPC expecting 250 million litres of petrol
Judges can collect personal gifts, SAN tells EFCC
Why NGO bill should be dropped
Buhari’s farming is bad propaganda
Ikoyi whistle-blower jets out as FG pays first tranche
SARS officers shoot, whisk away Lagos trader
Electrician found dead in pharmacy’s attic, phone missing
Hoodlums burn down police station in Abia
13 arrested for illegal sale of naira notes
FG to earn N23bn from VAIDS before year end – Fowler
German, UK, Turkish firms jostle for Lagos, Abuja airports
NBET disburses N14bn to power producers from foreign buyers
FG to issue N10.69bn Green Bonds to finance budget
Germany players to get €350,000 each for W’Cup title
FIFA sanction: Onigbinde backs punishment for culprits
Ajunwa promoted to ACP
FG restates sports commitment
NBBF crisis: FIBA extends deadline
Plateau, MFM handed tough Champions League opponents
Taraba deploys 1,500 teachers in 300 primary schools
UK govt unveils plans for two-year bachelor degrees
UNIBEN student wins NCDMB annual essay contest
Sotimirin, Lala Akindoju headline Adesewa
I’m still learning as an actor – OC Ukeje
Celebrities rise for The Bridge premiere
Lagos diverts traffic for Olamide’s OLIC concert
Controversial oil deals, politics frustrate licensing rounds for 10 years
Editorial: Russia 2018: Let the hard work start now
Buhari’s farming is bad propaganda
PDP convention: Is this democracy?
Buhari goes to One Planet

ThisDay



FG Set to Issue Green Bond in Domestic Market
N24bn Money Laundering: Nigerian Firm Sues British Company
Petroleum Tanker Explodes in Lagos, Razes 20 Cars
Tension as Policeman Shoots, Kills Commercial Driver in Ekiti
Fresh Batch of 142 Libyan Returnees Arrive Nigeria
House C’ttee Gives Intels 24 Hours to Declare Public Funds in…
• Logistics firm claims NPA owes it $800m
Stakeholders Oppose NGO Regulatory Bill Amid Protests
Nigerian Troops, Boko Haram Fight for Control of Borno Village
OPEC: Oil Market to Balance Within a Year
Ambode: Lagos Contributed 73% to Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business Rating
FG Fails to Implement Report of Presidential C’ttee on Police Reform
FG Set to Issue Green Bond in Domestic Market
LASG: Apapa Ports Not Designed for Haulage Vehicles
France Seeks Bigger Pie of Nigerian Economy
Court Fixes Jan 19 for Judgment in Ladoja’s Case Challenging Olubadan Reform
Judiciary Now Victim of corruption, Says Former Chief Judge Auta
Jonathan, Okowa Greet Wike at 50, Describes Him as Outstanding Leader
Strike: Varsity Workers Demand N30bn from FG
Okowa, Ogeah Honoured by Delta NUJ
10 Soldiers Killed in Niger in 2016, Says Gov
Three Herdsmen Nabbed for Attempted Murder
Three Policemen Dismissed for Drug Trafficking in Kogi
Female Cashier Docked over N4m Fraud in Kwara
N24bn Money Laundering: Nigerian Firm Sues British Company
Lagos Has Enjoyed Religious Harmony so Far-Ambode
Kaduna Electric to Deploy 50,000 Pre-paid Meters to Sokoto in 2018
Group Sues NNPC GMD over Alleged Disregard for FOI Act
Senate C’tee Berates NNRA over N367m Unapproved Spending
Tight Security as Troubled Bayelsa Town Welcomes 10,000 Worshippers
Pay Funds Owed NDDC, House Committee Urges FG
Benin Monarch throws weight behind anti-human trafficking fight, as Obaseki inaugurates Traditional Council
C’River NLC Threatens Strike
Amaechi Should Learn to Always Keep Quiet
Imo Budgets N190bn for 2018 Fiscal Year
Benue Assembly Passes LG Autonomy, Not-to-Young-Run Bills
Senate Urged to Promote ICT Bill to Harmonise ICT Acts
African Presidents Draw Consensus for Inclusive Growth
Heritage Bank, US, NCMM Back Positioning Creative Industry as alternative to…
1000 Tech Startups Battle to Win $30,000 at GenesysIGNITE
CPC Advises Business Owners on Consumer Complaints
Vodacom: Technology Adoption Will Enhance Business Productivity, Efficiency
Anambra Senatorial Tussle: Court Orders Immediate Swearing-in of PDP Candidate, Okonkwo
Defeated PDP Aspirants Threaten to Form Parallel National Exco
Ogembe: PDP Now a Moving Train
Plateau and Open Grazing Prohibition
Retire Young
Nigeria Records 33 New Cases of Obstetric Fistula Every Day
In Agboyi-Ketu, TBA Homes Experience Boom
ACPN: FG Lacks Political Will to Address Chaotic Drug Distribution
Diabetes, HBP, Lung Disease, Others Take Root in Early Childhood

Obiang Tees off Africa’s Biggest Golf Open
FIBA Extends Nigeria’s Deadline Till March Next Year
Chronicle of Past Administrative Hitches in Nigeria Football
NPFL Invitational: Another Day of Drawn Games
Plateau Utd to Battle Cameroon’s Eding, MFM Draws Real Bamako
Baby Face Vows to Inflict Pain on ‘Painless’ Ngige
Beyond the Brutalities of Police SARS
Editorial: CURTAILING THE MIGRANT CRISIS


The Nation



Troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno community
I’ve confidence in Buhari, Osinbajo, says Tinubu
Tight security as gunmen invade Magu’s house, kill policeman
Tambuwal meets Okowa, Wike, Ibori in Delta
Nigeria loses $21b on oil Production Sharing Contract
Youths to Wike: apologise for anti-Yoruba comment
Johnson, Jakande, Tinubu made modern Lagos, says Ambode
Okorocha presents N190b budget for 2018
Two injured, 21 vehicles destroyed in tanker explosion
No anointed candidate in Ekiti APC, says Ojudu
Ladoja vs Ajimobi: Court to deliver verdict January 19
APC chieftain gets humanitarian award
NERC reviews penalties for electricity theft, others
Abia’s politics of commerce
Gunmen kill banker in Delta
Wednesday Premier League Results & Goals Talking Points
Real Madrid in World Club Cup Final, Beat Al Jazira 2-1
Messi: I hope football repays its debt to me
First Official W/cup Store Opens in Central Moscow
Tunnel fracas: Man United, City get Friday deadline
Aubameyang ready to sell Lamborghini for £250,000
Tokyo 2020 to organise innovative and engaging Games
Abia’s politics of commerce
Governors are aiding and abetting corruption
Nigerian Idol winner, K-Peace, Kitwee, others thrill at AR Concert
I Go Dye gets award for anti-graft speech
Obesere, Saheed Osupa, others rock at Malaika’s housewarming
Cellgevity, Senior Citizens and their peculiar challenges (2)
Watermelon: The super fruit
Magnetic lumbar belt for low back pain

Two injured, 21 vehicles destroyed in tanker explosion
Ambode: Lagos enjoys religious harmony
‘Why PDP lost in Anambra’
US: Qatar, Turkey sponsoring radical ideology
Govt to issue N10.69b Green Bond
Revenues from VAIDS to hit N23b by year-end
NBS: Nigeria’s export value hits N3.57b in Q3
NERC reviews penalties for electricity theft, others

Vanguard



Int’l Human Rights Day: We Must Stand Up For Our Rights—CSOs
Alleged Killer Customs Officer: Fayose, Ekiti Police Boss In War Of Words
FG Rakes In N17bn From Tax Amnesty Scheme
Edo Pensioners Get N244m
Nigeria Loses N7.6tr To Faulty Agreements With IOCs — Kachikwu
Some States Can’t Meet RAMP Deadline, Says Coordinator
CAF Champions League: Plateau Utd, MFM, Get Opponents
NBBF Crisis: FIBA Extends Deadline
Vanguard Shines At NMMA Award, Wins Most Innovative Reporter Of The Year
Tears Of Joy As Sogunro Children Get Life Jackets
Workers In Food, Beverage Sector Suspend Strike As Labour Ministry Wades In
Adebule, Okonjo, Dozie, Others Parley As WISCAR Marks 10th Year Anniversary.
Adamawa Inaugurates Commission Of Inquiry On Farmers/Herder Crises
Bauchi Gov’s Wife Gives Delivery Kits To Women
21 Vehicles, Motorbikes Razed As Fuel Tanker Explodes In Lagos
Amokachi, Lawal, Babangida Storm Kano For Match-4-IDPs
Proprietress Advocates Focus On Girl-Child Education
Nigeria loses N7.6tr to faulty agreements with IOCs — Kachikwu
21 vehicles, motorbikes razed as fuel tanker explodes in Lagos
Sheriff tackles Shettima on Chibok girls’ abduction
Reps order Intels to remit multi-million dollar dues owe NPA within 24hrs
2019: I’m not after Osinbajo’s job – Tinubu
Senate grills NSIA boss over $27.9bn interest-free loan
Kanu’s lawyer writes FG, seeks pardon for detained IPOB members
Ronaldo tells lawyers to negotiate Real exit
Neymar returns to Paris after Brazil trip
CAF Champions League: Plateau Utd, MFM FC must clear steep hurdles
Aubameyang puts Lamborghini up for sale
Lepacious Bose opens up on her past
Timaya may become first Nigerian-based act to win Grammy award, bags nomination
MTV Base unveils panel to select Hottest Nigerian Song of 2017
Bello-issima! Soprano’s success gets Nigerians into opera
Princes William, Harry play Stormtroopers in new ‘Star Wars’ film
EDITORIAL: Need for integrity in the SEC probes
FG rakes in N17bn from Tax Amnesty scheme



Leadership



Gunmen Attack Magu’s House, Kill Policeman
FG Seeks Amendment Of Deep Offshore Act
Fresh Crisis Rocks PDP 5 Days After Convention
Banks’ Lending To Private Sector Hits N15trn In Q3 – NBS
Reps Urge FG To Pay Debts Owed NDDC
Benin Monarch Throws Weight Behind Anti-human Trafficking Fight
Anambra Guber: African Peoples Party Asks Tribunal To Nullify Obiano’s Victory
Nigerian Auctioneers Reposition, Get New Executive
Sultan To Declare MSSN Vocational Course Open Dec 23
I Have No Plans To Replace Osinbajo, Says Tinubu
Gunmen Attack Magu’s House, Kill Policeman
Court Jails Man 14 Years For Raping Borno IDP
Illegal Refinery: Uneasy Calm In Bayelsa As Explosion Kills 20
Senate Urges Presidential Initiative On North East To Be Steadfast
As Allegations Of Drugs, Equipment Diversion Rock NASS Clinic
Erdogan: World Should Recognise Jerusalem As Palestinian Capital
Zuma Abused Judicial Process With Watchdog Report Challenge
Nigerian Auctioneers Reposition, Get New Executive
Nigeria Still Investors Destination, IMF Says
Corruption- A Monster We Must All Stand Up Against
Buratai: That PMB’s “wiz-man” On Counter Insurgency
FIFA sanction: NFF Set Up 4-man Investigative Panel
PMB Reaffirms Commitment To Sports Development
FIBA Hands NBBF Lifeline, Extend Deadline To Resolve Crisis
Russia 2018, Reps Pledge Maximum Support To Super Eagles


The Sun



Tanker fire razes vehicles, spreads agony in Lagos
•Auto dealer who lost 20 cars worth N100m says, I’m finished
East-West Road designed to fail –Minister
• FG to hand over 30 contractors to EFCC
Nigeria remains investor destination of choice, says IMF
Northern senators blow hot on restructuring
Again, gunmen storm Magu’s house, kill policeman
2019: I’m for Buhari–Osinbajo ticket –Tinubu
• Denies interest in being VP
Anambra Central: Court orders Okonkwo’s swearing-in
IPOB insists on Biafra
Raps Ohanaeze on Lagos meeting
NBBF election : FIBA delegation due in Nigeria January 2018
• Gives February 28 deadline
Dangers of cyanide in garri
Anambra: Identity consciousness, reason for APGA’s landslide victory – Offodile  
Nigeria remains investor destination of choice, says IMF
Fagunwa: Myths, rumours, truth
• Controversies still trail legendary Yoruba author, 50 years after death
Nigerian security agencies and human rights
Open letter to Minister of Tourism and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed
Peoples Democratic Party and 2019?
Why we need to reason together
Unstoppable Rochas
Happiness has a new name
The much-awaited book (2)
We the people (2)
White House aide Omarosa Newman resigns
France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users
AU disputes claims of rights violations by its troops in Somalia
Onnoghen: Politics of judicial reform
Akwa Ibom LG polls : We’re focusing more on 2019 –APC
• We’ll beat you again –PDP
FG to issue debut domestic Green Bond
BCI boss, Kola Olugbodi bags fellowship of  IMC
FIFA sanction: Akinwunmi heads 4-man panel
Rainoil Tennis Open: Clay surface excites players
NNPC plans 24-hour depot, retail sales to end fuel scarcity
EDITORIAL: A timely terror alert



New Telegraph




Two Nigerian teachers shortlisted for $1m global prize
Nigeria loses N7.602trn revenue to foreign oil companies
 23 vehicles, shops burnt in Lagos tanker explosion
 New Telegraph clinches 8 trophies at 2017 NMMA
 FG sends 40 contractors to EFCC over East West road project
Nigeria: IMF seeks policies to bring down inflation
FMC Umuahia conducts kidney transplant on patients
2019: INEC raises the alarm over low voter registration in Ebonyi
Edo pensioners get N244m in October
Kanu, IPOB challenge FG’s proscription order in African Commission
23 vehicles, shops burnt in Lagos tanker explosion
Nwogbo: I lost 20 vehicles Victim: I’m finished in this season
Three herdsmen held for attempted murder
Kogi Poly student stabs roommate to death
Corporal kills driver over N50 bribe
Fetish’ pastors arrested for defrauding members
Female cashier held for N4m bank fraud
Buhari’s govt has saved Nigeria from collapse –Adefuye
Lack of cohesion cost S’West PDP’s chairmanship –Oyedokun
Wike: The Golden Architect of a New Nigeria
For every generation, there is a divine provision…
How Lagos’ll finance N1trn budget –Olowo
As telecos grapple with impacts of recession
Apapa gridlock: Endless nightmare for investors
 Stock market records mid-week loss
FIFA sanction: Onigbinde slams NFF as football house begins probe
  Pinnick reads riot act to national coaches, NFF staff Ex-Eagles’ coach fears FIFA may increase punishment   NBBF Crisis: FIBA extends deadline to Feb. 28
 Westerhof: FIFA’s sanctions big shame on Nigeria
Lagos announces diversion of traffic for Olamide “OLIC’’ concert

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